Orlando Pirates’ Mabasa Deny Enyimba Share of the Spoils


Nigeria’s last team standing in continental campaign this term, Enyimba FC of Aba yesterday fell 2-1 to South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in a CAF Confederation Cup Group A tie in Johannesburg.

Pirates’ Tshegofatso Mabasa snatched all three points with his goal in the 89th minutes.

The South Africans had shot into the lead in the 27th minute through Deon Hotto.

Enyimba however drew level on the dot of half time when skipper Austin Oladapo put away a penalty after speedy winger Iwuala Anayo was brought down inside the box on his way to goal.

“The Sea Robbers’ however continued to pile on the pressure for a winning goal and they were rewarded a minute from time when Mabasa scored to make up for a missed penalty in the 77th minute.

The loss means Enyimba slipped in the group standings, while Pirates climbed to top place on four points after two rounds of matches.


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